Ireland have beaten New Zealand 16-9 after a bruising encounter at the Aviva Stadium, securing an historic first-ever victory over the world champions on home soil.
It was an utterly immense performance from the men in green as the All Blacks were kept from scoring a try for the first time against a northern hemisphere team since 1995.
Jacob Stockdale’s 12th try in 14 appearances proved to be the match winner for what was a deserved victory over the officially best team in the world. The All Blacks will retain their number 1 ranking but an 11th straight home victory for Joe Schmidt’s team will not be going unnoticed in rugby circles.
The official Match of the Match award went to Peter O’Mahony after a colossus performance but every Irish player played their part in a victory that will live long in the memory for Irish supporters.
Here are how the Irish players rated after the game.